We just returned from a day of shopping at local resale shops and we hit the jackpot. Our first stop yielded 3 high end designer suits (Votre Nom, Apriori and Gerard Darel), 2 pair of slacks (Ann Taylor and Limited for $14 each) and 3 blouses (White House, Black Market) for $200! These items would have easily cost $1000 at full retail stores.
Our next stop led to two great work dresses—Calvin Klein and Tahari–and a way, way discounted classic black Dooney & Bourke purse (side note–I hate buying purses and I am not very good at it so this is the first purse I’ve bought in over 6 years and according to Steve…it was time for my purse to be put to rest) and a fun Nicole Miller blouse. The total there was $120 for everything!
We spent $80 at the last stop but here’s the list of finds: 2 pair of Abercrombie jeans for the boys, 3 abercrombie shirts for the boys, 1 American Eagle shirt for one of the boys and another great White House Black Market blouse. The blouse was $13!
The sales were awesome and the free tax weekend definitely helped! I also found two more pair of Anne Klein shoes on ebay for $15 each and I have an entirely new high end, quality, classic wardrobe for about $450. I shopped with assistance and supervision and stuck with the basic colors even if part of my brain is saying “black again?” It is what I wear best and will get the most use out of at the office. I am not a name brand person but I also learned from our blog conversations that I need to go with quality so that is why I am sharing the name brands. Also, many thanks to Steve because he truly knows what I look best in and can pick things off of a rack in a heartbeat that are perfect.
Great timing on this–I have a big work event in Dallas this week. I admit it: New clothes make these tough work things a little bit easier to handle.